Policy Advisor, Federal Communications Commission
Kate Black joins the office from EMILY's List, where she most recently served as Chief of Staff. In this role she was responsible for strategic support for President Stephanie Schriock and for helping to implement and manage EMILY's List goals and initiatives. Most recently, this included managing the Run to Win program, which was created to recruit, train, and elect as many as 18,000 women to public office. Previously, Kate served as the Vice President of Research for EMILY's List, where she was responsible for regulatory and legislative policies regarding key issues facing American families and the economy. While in this role, she also served as Executive Director of American Women, where she led the organization's polling, messaging, and policy development, with a special focus on media consumption and the impact of new technologies on the economy. Kate has held a variety of other policy and research positions at a diverse group of organizations, including the Democratic National Committee, the Service Employees International Union, and Hillary Clinton for President. She is the co-author, with June Diane Raphael, of "Represent: The Badass Woman's Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World," scheduled to be published by Workman Publishing in 2019. She is a graduate of Miami University and holds a Master of Arts from George Washington University.